Last week Debbie McCormick qualified for her fourth trip to the Winter Olympics. Next week she will be at the Midland Curling Center selling equipment to local curlers.
The United States Curling Association Olympic Trials were held November 10-17 in Fargo, North Dakota. The Erika Brown team, with Debbie McCormick, vice-skip; Jessica Schultz, second; and Ann Swisshelm, lead, defeated the Allison Pottinger rink in the finals and will advance to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This will be the fourth trip to the Olympics for Debbie McCormick of Rio, Wisconsin. She won the 2003 World Curling Championship and skipped Team USA at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
In the Men’s Olympic trials the John Shuster rink defeated Pete Fenson’s team to top the 5-team field. Shuster of Duluth, Minnesota was skip of Team USA at the 2010 Olympics. Shuster’s team will compete for one of the remaining spots in the Olympic field at a December Olympic Qualification tournament in Germany.
Debbie McCormick and the Goldline Mobile Pro Shop will be visiting the Midland Curling Club on Monday November 25 and Tuesday November 26. The trailer shop has a variety of curling shoes, brooms, clothing and other curling supplies for sale. Sales hours are 3-9 PM on Monday and 4-9 PM on Tuesday.
“Debbie has brought the Goldline Mobile Pro Shop to Midland for a number of years and we appreciate her support,” explained John Zimmerman of the Midland Curling Club. “We have brought in a lot of new curlers since we opened the new Curling Center six years ago. We know a new curler is hooked when they buy curling shoes. Debbie’s once-a-year visit provides an opportunity to check out the equipment first-hand, try items on, and get advice from one of the top curlers in the world. She is a great friend of the Midland Curling Club and we are excited that she will represent the USA at Sochi.”